07 March 2013 - Today excited learners from P.T Xulu Secondary School in Vosloorus received a fully equipped computer centre and free data for a year from the Vodacom Millionaires SABC TV show.
This initiative forms part of the Film and Publication Board (FPB) "Back-2-School Campaign" that seeks to reach 24 000 learners across six provinces.
P.T Xulu Secondary School is one of the schools that benefited from the programme and received a computer centre that will help learners and educators in their academic programme.
The computer centre comprises 21 laptops; a teacher's laptop with internet access and 20 laptops for use by learners.
Vodacom Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs, Maya Makanjee says: "Internet penetration in South Africa is still very low, especially in township schools. Vodacom aims to bridge the digital divide that exists in communities without access to information and communication technology (ICT)."
"The power of the internet is invaluable and connectivity has the potential to transform education and accelerate economic and job growth in this country. We encourage schools that are currently without a computer centre to contact us to apply," says Makanjee.
"The FPB is the body responsible for education and awareness of safe internet usage. Vodacom's partnership with FPB will ensure that learners use access to ICT in a responsible manner," says Makanjee.